A comeback win by Azusa Pacific highlighted a weekend consisting of three meets across the expanse of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). Quinnipiac captured a victory over an Eastern College Athletic Conference opponent while Concordia University Wisconsin logged a victory over Georgetown College.
Azusa Pacific 271.120 def. Hawaii Pacific 267.410
The Cougars used nearly a seven-point advantage in the team event to rally past Hawaii Pacific, 271.720-267.410, on Mar. 2. Hawaii Pacific outscored Azusa Pacific in compulsory, pyramid, toss and tumbling to hold the advantage going into the sixth and final event. All but two events during the meet were decided by a point or less.
In the team routine, Azusa Pacific scored 97.47 out of 107.32, compared to a score of 90.86 (out of 105.61) for the Sharks. Hawaii Pacific scored a 28.05 in the toss heat before a 9.775 in the aerial pass started a three-heat streak for the Sharks that resulted in a 53.950 in tumbling. Azusa Pacific notched a 9.800 in open pass to keep the meet within striking distance heading into the final event.
Azusa Pacific moves to 2-0 against the Sharks this season, following a 282.075-270.670 in its home opener back on Feb. 6.
Quinnipiac 284.01, King 254.635
Quinnipiac improved to 2-1 on the season with a 284.01-254.635 victory over King University on Saturday afternoon at home. The Bobcats won each of the six events during the meet, falling in just one heat on the afternoon while scoring a 9.80 or higher in eight heats during the meet, including a 9.90 in compulsory pyramid and inversion pyramid, and a 9.875 in the six-element tumbling pass.
King scored a meet-high 9.80 in the open pyramid alongside a 9.70 in the open pass, suffering only 1.70 deduction points in the pyramid event. Quinnipiac opened the meet with a 38.20 in compulsory before a 29.05 out of a 29.95 event start value in acro.
Concordia Wisconsin 233.040, Georgetown 123.050
Concordia Wisconsin breezed past Georgetown College, 233.040-123.050, on Monday evening to wrap up a jammed packed week of competition in the NCATA. CW was victorious in each of the six events on Monday evening, scoring a meet-high score of 9.40 in the toss heat of compulsory. Concordia was victorious in each of the 19 heats, before wrapping up the meet with a score of 76.49 (89.49) in the team event.
This week, Fairmont State will host Hawaii Pacific at 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Baylor University will look to remain unbeaten as the Bears travel to South Carolina to take on the upstart Converse Valkyries on Tuesday in a 6 p.m. battle. On March 9, West Liberty will host Hawaii Pacific and Davis & Elkins in a tri-meet scheduled for 6 p.m. before a weekend packed with a regional dual meet and a tri-meet that is sure to have implications on the NCATA Tournament picture.